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SubjectRe: SVGA kernel chipset drivers.
On Sun, 2 Jun 1996, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Rather then having to support every card natively why not just support
> > VESA standard version 2.0?
>
> Arghh.. thud thud thud
>
> VESA last time I looked was a 16 bit standard

2.0 is 32-bit protected mode.

> Far more useful. Let Linus rave about X, let the GGI people swear blind they
> have the one true answer, and the people like me who believe bits of GGI (the
> in/out of graphics mode stuff) ought to be kernel space sit and watch. When
> there is real working source code for general use then we can come back to it.
>
> There's no point taking pot shots at different ideas until after we have
> experimental evaluations...

The GGI is far from done, but as far as experimental evaluations
go we are OK. S3 stuff work better than anything else so far, bu there's
enough VGA support to run the thing in textmodes and a little bit of
graphics too.

Jon Taylor = <taylorj@gaia.ecs.csus.edu> | <http://gaia.ecs.csus.edu/~taylorj>
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